Ping Returns IPv6 Address, Ping IPv4?
If your computer and a remote device are located on the same IP network, VLAN, or subnet – you will probably notice that if you ping such a device by its hostname it will return an IPv6 address. For example, we will try to ping Windows Server on our network with the command:
Ping Returning an IPv6 Address Instead of IPv4
The fact is that the IPv6 protocol in Windows Vista and newer is the preferred protocol over IPv4.
If you want to still see an IPv4 address of a remote device in the ping command result, then simply use the command below:
ping hostname -4
Simply add a parameter “-4” after your usual ping command:
Ping srv01 -4 Pinging srv01.contoso.com [192.168.10.21] with 32 bytes of data Reply from 192.168.10.21: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 Reply from 192.168.10.21: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128